Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Celebrating Mexico’s 150 Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla

The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson cordially invites you to a series of lectures to
commemorate the one hundred and fifty years of this important event in our history. We
will present a more accurate historical perspective and meaning behind the Battle of
Puebla, an event that has become a popular celebration in the United States, also known as
5 de mayo.

May 2, Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

William Beezley, Professor, The University of Arizona, Department of History
“Cinco de Mayo Victory at the Battle of Puebla: Mexico shocks the world 150 years Ago"
Zulema Trejo-Contreras, Postgraduate Studies Coordinator, El Colegio de Sonora
“The Republican resistance against the French intervention”

May 3, Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Gregorio Luke, Expert on Mexican and Latin American Art and Culture
“Battle of Cinco de Mayo”
The University of Arizona
Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center Room 150
(ILC 150). Building next to the Main Library. Parking lot Cherry Avenue Garage